|Canadian through and through|
|Crunches and Walking Lunges|
|I have always been a sports nut - baseball, football, hockey, kick boxing - anything competitive and active has always lit a fire inside me. Some of my fondest memories of my childhood are practicing roundhouse kicks with my older brothers (there were more than a few fat lips as we worked on our depth perception!).
While I started working out as a teenager, I took a bit of an unconventional path to bodybuilding, competitive fitness and modeling - a path that wound through business, media, family and ultimately ended in front of the camera. As one of the original drivers of the social spa movement in Canada and the US, I spent a number of years building a successful business on the premise that health was driven by positive social interaction. My success in business lead to numerous media appearances in international publications, on radio, television and the web. While successful in business however, family has always been my priority. In early 2009, I left the spa industry to manage a health issue with one of my children, a decision that brought stability to a difficult family situation and forever changed the course of my career.
During this time, I set my sights on a fitness and modeling career that would leverage my media experience, energy and competitive drive, while allowing me the flexibility to put my family first. With the help of fitness competitor friends, Fran Dennis and Jodi Hughes, I recommitted myself to clean eating and intense training. Since that point, things have really just snowballed!! I shot with renowned Oxygen, American Curves, and Playboy photographer, Paul Buceta last year, which really kicked my career into high gear and opened up a wealth of fitness and modeling opportunities and the chance to shoot with other major fitness and glamour photographers across North America.
I was recently honoured to place 2nd in Figure and 1st in Over 35 Open at the latest SAF event in Toronto, earning my SAF Elite Pro status!!
After a South Beach family hiatus, I will resume training with Canadian bodybuilding champion Mindi Oâ€™Brien and Team Oâ€™Brien for the October SAF Elite Pro Challenge in Ottawa. I am a firm believer in listening, absorbing and learning from the best.....and Mindi is certainly the best!
|"Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today."|
|My interests include taking walks with my Golden Retriever "Moose", working out intensely, eating clean, jamming on the guitar, playing with my family in South Beach and hanging out with my husband in Las Vegas!|
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